Though many of us loath 3D movies, there are few that we attend, thus forcing us to return those plastic glasses.  Many theaters run an spot before the movie reminding movie goers to return their glasses to be recycled.  With many reports circulating that these glasses are covered with germs (and fecal matter), we wonder what you do with your 3D specs.


What do you do with your 3D glasses?

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  1. Mokin
    December 18, 2012 at 11:48 am — Reply

    I don’t know how this works in the US of A, but here in Canada (in Quebec…), I tried going to a few 3D movies and bring the glasses I had kept, and they bluntly refused to let me use them and basically gave me a new pair of identical glasses. Yep. I argued a bit, but it seems I had no chance, so I put my “used” glasses in the recycle bin next to the guy and took the new ones…

  2. Sebastian
    December 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    In Germany we don’t get special themed 3D glasses. They are simply the same for each movie :-/

  3. Cat Halo
    December 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    I keep them. I have the special Harry Potter and Avengers (Hulk) 3D glasses, as well as 5 or 6 other pairs, picked up over the years. I’m always the friend to bring a few pairs to the cinema, knowing my mates have a tendency to come without.

  4. GeorgeDubya
    December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I don’t go to a lot of 3D movies, but I just recycle them.

    My girlfriend on the other hand drops them in her purse and sometimes forgets to recycle them. After “The Hobbit” this weekend, she accidentally tossed her sunglasses into the recycling container when she reached into her purse for her 3D glasses.

  5. Oldcomicfan
    December 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    I generally return the glasses, since every 3-D movie appears to need a different type of glasses (blue and red lenses for Coraline, clear lenses for Avatar, gray lenses for Prometius, etc.) but if I am given a choice I will usually go for the 2D version of the movie. The reasons for this are that, except for Avatar where the 3D was an essential part of the experience, the 3D effects are usually just tacked on and don’t really add that much to the movie, and also because my eyes focus at different lengths, so most 3D doesn’t work for me. I think I’ve got a Batman in Black and White 3-D comic around somewhere thought which was really neat.

  6. B.V.K.
    December 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm — Reply

    3-D gives me a headache after an hour or so and they charge an extra 5-10 dollars for something that is typically detrimental to the quality of the overall visuals. No thanks. There is one exception to this rule: Jackass 3D

  7. tidge
    December 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    I had to keep 1 pair to use for inspecting stress lines in polycarbonate injected molded parts!

  8. December 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm — Reply

    Three out of the four members of my family wear glasses so we go to the 2D showings. Double glasses are a pain in the rear.

  9. December 19, 2012 at 2:29 am — Reply

    In india you have these big fancy large 3d glasses that you HAVE to give back once the movie’s over.

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